Sportscars are big business these days, just about every major manufacturer has a dog in the fight, from the European main players with BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi to the best of the States in the form of the Mustang and the recently departed Camaro, there are some very cool options. These days modern sportscars offer up performance that was previously reserved for supercars, they’re just that fast. Some are marketed as being motorsports-oriented, while others fall under the banner of grand tourers so they’re not usually compared to each other. This new content for Sam CarLegion is quite interesting because it pits one of the most iconic and best-selling sportscars of all time, the Ford Mustang, up against a true driver’s car from the house of M in the form of the latest generation BMW M2. While they both have similar power on tap and they’re close enough in weight to compete in a title bout, one is known to be superior in the handling stakes. Obviously, we’re talking about the BMW M2 here because when it comes to handling prowess the Mustang is more suited to memes of people losing control on straight roads. Don’t get us wrong, a Mustang can work as a weekend track toy, but it will take a more experienced driver and in many cases, some aftermarket tweaking to the underpinnings. But we’re not here to see how these two popular sportscars handle the twisties, this is a good old drag-and-dig race setup to see which is fastest in a straight line. A test like this does make sense because we thumbsuck a guestimate that at least 95% of these cars won’t ever see action at a track day, but will 100 % give it a hoofing if they end up alongside each other at a random traffic light on a straight road. Hopefully with a lane gap between them in case the Mustang does Mustang things.
Take a look at the YouTube video that was put together by Sam and the crew at Sam CarLegion to help sportscar buyers choose between one of the best cars to ever come out of the M Performance stable and a good old American staple, the new 2024 Ford Mustang GT. We already know the BMW will outclass the 'Stang on a circuit, but this is one of those speed-over-distance tests: 2024 Ford Mustang GT vs 2023 BMW M2, closer than you think. Drag and Roll Race. | Sam CarLegion
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